The ADR in Bosnia and Herzegovina covered the period from 2001-2008 and offers lessons that can strengthen UNDP programming in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as contributing to the organization’s effectiveness and accountability. The evaluation found that in the context of transition, UNDP quickly established itself as a capable and reliable implementing agency for the government as well as donors. In particular, UNDP has contributed to policy development and dialogue, including the incorporation of pro-poor concerns and the Millennium Development Goals into the national development strategy; national human development reports and strategic research on key issues have also been important in informing policy. Other UNDP-supported initiatives, in human security, governance and social protection, have contributed to capacity development at various levels of government.
Nevertheless, there are a number of remaining areas in which UNDP can provide valuable assistance, especially in the fields of public administration reforms and participatory municipal governance. A critical area in terms of integration into the European Union is complementing and supporting EU leadership of public administration reform efforts by providing a perspective on development priorities and contributing to strategic direction.